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Little garden of horrors

15 October 2014

Surrey based film producer and director Gavin Hoare took a different creative direction earlier this year when he worked with a group of six- and seven-year-olds at Potters Gate School, Farnham. His usual genre is horror but instead he found himself creating a video to promote a community garden at the school.

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Some seasonal gift ideas from the RHS

Some seasonal gift ideas from the RHS

9 October 2014

Whether you love to be pampered, read up on horticulture, or help wildlife, the RHS has something for all with Christmas ideas for new and experienced gardeners, wildlife lovers, kids and lifestyle gifts. Here are a few of the products found on the RHS website or at a shop or plant centre at RHS Gardens Wisley, Hyde Hall, Harlow Carr and Rosemoor.

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West Dean Gardens to feature in new BBC gardening series

West Dean Gardens to feature in new BBC gardening series

9 October 2014

West Dean Gardens is to feature in an episode of a new 15-part BBC gardening series to begin in the second week of November.

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Feature Articles

Jobs for the month: November 2014

Jobs for the month: November 2014

2 October 2014

If you like to dig your soil each year to help incorporate organic matter or perhaps to help alleviate a serious weed problem, now is the time to start. This assumes that the soil is in a suitable condition – that is, not too wet or, as the winter progresses, frozen. However, the longer the weather has to work on the soil, the better.

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Videos

How to Grow Spring Cabbage: Sowing Seed

17 September 2014

Sow in July and August for harvesting the following March onwards.

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Blogs

It’s show time!

It’s show time!

26 September 2014

People’s motives for growing plants vary. For some it’s about economy, for others it’s purely for enjoyment or knowing where your produce comes from and what goes into it. And then there are those who ‘Grow to Show’.

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‘French Beans? No! Tomatoes!

‘French Beans? No! Tomatoes!

12 February 2014

The timing of this blog was inspired by a very special little girl. This delightful little thing was sitting in her high chair with a small tomato in each hand biting into them alternately and really savouring the flavour. Interestingly, neither of her parents likes tomatoes so it is nice to see them letting her try things for herself. I’m guessing her mum might be growing some cherry tomatoes this year!

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Diary Dates

Festive feast of lights at Westonbirt this Christmas

14 October 2014

As the days become shorter, nights become colder and families start to make their festive plans, the Forestry Commission has released tickets for this year’s Enchanted Christmas at Westonbirt, Gloucestershire.

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